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- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 32.00
One of the greatest myths ever told in Caribbean historiography is that the indigenous peoples who encountered a very lost Christopher Columbus are "extinct." This book debunks that myth through the uncovering of historical, ethnographical, and census data. The author reveals extensive narratives of Jíbaro Indian resistance and cultural continuity... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 35.00
This book examines the impact of Black Power on the British colony of Bermuda, where the 1972-73 assassinations of its British Police Commissioner and Governor reflected the Movement's denouncement of British imperialism and the island's racist and oligarchic society. more...
- Melville House 2011; US$ 16.95
She's been kidnapped and beaten, lives under surveillance, and can only get online?in disguise?at tourist hotspots. She's a blogger, she's a Cuban, and she's a worldwide sensation. Yoani Sánchez is an unusual dissident: no street protests, no attacks on big politicos, no calls for revolution. Rather, she produces a simple diary about what it means... more...
- Nation Books 2011; US$ 16.99
Named the Dolman Travel Book of the Year, The Dead Yard paints an unforgettable portrait of modern Jamaica. Since independence, Jamaica has gradually become associated with twin images--a resort-style travel Eden for foreigners and a new kind of hell for Jamaicans, a society where gangs control the areas where most Jamaicans live and drug lords... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1987; US$ 24.99
After Lee and Grant met at Appomatox Court House in 1865 to sign the document ending the long and bloody Civil War, the South at last had to face defeat as the dream of a Confederate nation melted into the Lost Cause. Through an examination of memoirs, personal papers, and postwar Confederate rituals such as memorial day observances, monument unveilings,... more...
- National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 20.00
In this compelling travel memoir, two-time PEN/Faulkner Award winner John Edgar Wideman explores Martinique's seductive natural beauty and culture, as well as its vexed history of colonial violence and racism. Attempting to decipher the strange, alluring mixture of African and European that is Creole, he and his French traveling companion develop a... more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 34.95
"This book...avoids the political debates about Jean-Bertrand Aristide that dominate so many current writings about Haiti. Its focus is the society itself, the sources of difference, the origins of violence, and the possibility of change....The superb work done by the editors has established a high standard for future efforts." (Terry Copp and John... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 12.99
Our authors know the Dominican Republic inside out.? From the best fortresses and cathedrals in Santa Domingo to the best beaches on the island, our authors offer candid reviews that will help you decide what's best for your itinerary and budget. You'll get complete and up-to-date coverage of hotels, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife, as well as... more...